Chi-Lites leader Marshall Thompson releases autobiography

Longtime SoulTracks friend and the last remaining original member of the legendary Chi-Lites, Marshall Thompson, has written and released his autobiography, Last Man Standing. It is the story of one of the greatest soul groups of all time and how they emerged from the Windy City. It is also Marshall's personal story as the group leader who has survived the passing of the other members.  We're planning to review the book soon, but in the meantime here is the description provided by the publisher:

Longtime SoulTracks friend and the last remaining original member of the legendary Chi-Lites, Marshall Thompson, has written and released his autobiography, Last Man Standing. It is the story of one of the greatest soul groups of all time and how they emerged from the Windy City. It is also Marshall's personal story as the group leader who has survived the passing of the other members.  We're planning to review the book soon, but in the meantime here is the description provided by the publisher:

The legendary Chi-Lites formed in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, with the soulful blues melodies of the band with their leader, Marshall Thompson, and the remaining Chi-Lites, their songwriter and lead singer Eugene Record, Robert "Squirrel" Lester and Creadel "Red" Jones. Known first in the early '60's as the "Hi-Lites," they changed the name to the "Chi-Lites" in 1964 to pay tribute to their hometown - Chicago. Sweeping the nation with #1 hits, "Oh Girl" and "Have You Seen Her," the Chi-Lites became an instant sensation on the R&B, Pop and Soul charts. Marshall Thompson, The Last Man Standing, tells his personal story from childhood to the bands origination, its rise to fame, and the many struggles along the way. "With the good times, came the misery," recalls Marshall. Losing a member of the band, his best friend, and beloved wife in a terrible automobile accident. This is the story of the personal side of a man who sang about love, romance, and dreams. It will have you laughing out loud one moment and tear at your heartstrings the very next. Last Man Standing, like the songs the legendary Chi-Lites delivered, will keep your pulse beating from the first rhythmic verse until the final note.

We're looking forward to this book!

 
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